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Complimentary access to the JTO and a 15% discount on the publication fees for the newest open-access IASLC journal, JTO CRR. Both JTO and JTO CRR feature novel research about the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all thoracic malignancies. JTO is among the top 5% of all oncology journals and the leading journal that is entirely focused on thoracic oncology.

JTO CRR in PubMed Central and Web of Science!

JTO and JTO CRR feature novel research about the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all thoracic malignancies. With an Impact Factor of 20.4, JTO is among the top 5% of all oncology journals and the leading journal that is entirely focused on thoracic oncology. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach and includes original research, reviews and opinion pieces. JTO CRR, IASLC’s open access companion title, publishes a range of manuscripts from subset analyses of published trials to high-quality case reports. JTO CRR is indexed in PubMed Central and Web of Science.

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Alex Adjei

Editor-in-Chief, JTO on 2022 Impact Factor

Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD

"JTO’s impact factor has more than quadrupled from 5.040 in 2015 to 20.4 in 2022. This is a notable achievement since we are a sub-specialty journal dealing with only thoracic oncology. There are no other sub-specialty journals among the top 20 oncology journals. More importantly, the impact factor of other journals in thoracic oncology or surgery fell in 2022. This achievement is a testament to the exemplary work of our editorial board and our managing editor, as well as the support of IASLC—its executives, office staff, membership, and above all, our reviewers, readers, and authors. JTO will continue its emphasis on multidisciplinary research to serve the broad community working in thoracic oncology.” 

Emily Stone

JTO CRR Editor-in-Chief

Emily Stone, MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Dr. Emily Stone will officially take the reins as the Editor-in-Chief of JTO Clinical and Research Reports (JTO CRR) on January 9, 2023, as Dr. Alex Adjei steps down from the role and continues his role as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO). Dr. Stone is a consultant respiratory physician and Head of Thoracic Medicine within the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Lung Transplantation at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. She is the founding and immediate past Chair of the St Vincent’s Hospital Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and the Deputy Board Chair of the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia. She has been an Associate Editor for both the JTO and JTO CRR since 2016 and 2020, respectively. She also served as the Chair of the IASLC Tobacco Control Committee from 2018 to 2019. Her chief clinical and research interests are in the fields of lung cancer screening, multidisciplinary team care, and tobacco control.   


We are excited for the next chapter under Dr. Stone's editorial leadership and strategic stewardship of JTO CRR. The editorial teams of JTO and JTO CRR are committed to continuing to join forces towards research excellence, impacting clinical practice and global readership. We want to express our utmost appreciation to Dr. Adjei for his leadership and vision in paving the way for JTO CRR. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stone to the JTO CRR family. 

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The JTO, the official journal of the IASLC, now ranks 13th out of all 241 oncology journals and 4th out of all 65 respiratory system journals.

More than 80 international experts compose the JTO Editorial Board, allowing for a quick turn-around time of 1 week to initial decision, and an average of 1.6 weeks for revisions, a fast track category, publish on acceptance (within 5 days), and promotion of select articles via social media and press releases.

JTO emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach and includes original research (clinical trials and translational or basic research), reviews, and opinion pieces. Authors can take advantage of Elsevier's Researcher Academy, Navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy—free e-learning modules on navigating your career developed by global experts.

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Statistics in Oncology Series

This collection of articles covers fundamental statistical principles and recommendations for best practice.


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Providing a more clinical focus, the JTO CRR contains phase I thoracic oncology clinical trials and single-arm phase II trials, as well as case reports, subset analyses of a published trials, database analyses, retrospective trials, and large single-institution series.